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Germany real estate market is forecast to remain strong in 2014 Germany Real Estate Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Germany´s commercial real estate sector remains in a strong position into 2014 as the industry continues to benefit from its status as a safe haven amid the uncertainty surrounding the rest of the Eurozone. We expect some upward movement in rental rates over the year, though
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Germany's metal market reports a squeeze on output prices which remain low whilst costs remain high Germany Metals Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Germany´s metals sector will continue to feel the squeeze as output prices remain low and costs stay stubbornly high. We forecast subdued growth in consumption of key metals such as steel, copper and aluminium, chiefly due to a muted outlook for economic activity in the country. Key
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Germany agriculture affected by recent changes to EU policy regarding biofuels Germany Agribusiness Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Hot dry weather at the end of the growing season has reduced output of corn and sugar beet, but farmers have also cut back on acreage devoted to these plants. Changes to EU policy on the use of food crops as biofuels may prevent sugar from bouncing
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France telecommunications impacted by the launch of Free Mobile in 2012 France Telecommunications Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The launch of Free Mobile in Q112 has had a major impact on competitive dynamics in France, adding to pressure on revenues from regulatory measures such as MTR cuts. These developments have put pressure on operator financial performance and resulted in a revision of strategies by the
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France commercial real estate market starting to recover as the economy slowly starts to report increased France Real Estate Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The prospects for France´s commercial real estate sector are improving going into Q114 as the economy slowly starts to find its way back to growth. Direct investment in the property market grew significantly on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis in Q313, reflecting growing international recognition of the
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France construction market contracted by 2.7% for the first nine months of 2013 France Infrastructure Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Our estimates for a contraction in France´s construction sector in 2013 have been reinforced by official data reporting negative growth of 2.7% in the first nine months of the year. The industry has been contracting consecutively since 2008 and we believe that the recession has continued in
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Czech Republic healthcare is forecast to revocer once funding stabilises Czech Republic Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The Czech healthcare system is facing severe challenges as it struggles to contain budget deficits. At the same time, demand for the latest pharmaceuticals and access to healthcare services is expected to continue its steady growth trajectory, putting pressure on the state and insurers
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Croatia ICT market is forecast to expnd over the next five years due to EU integration Croatia Information Technology Report 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Croatia´s entrance into the EU was completed in July 2013, and this should be a key driver of ICT growth, facilitating increased trade between European markets. Over the next five years, the process of EU convergence, which still has far to go, will drive spending on IT
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China water market to see CHY430Bn planned investment in wastewater treatment as part of the 12th China Water Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com China´s water sector has many obstacles to overcome if it is to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding population, which is becoming increasingly urbanised. Under the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), CHY430bn is to be invested in wastewater treatment alone, with financing stepped up from the 11th
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China tourism for inbound and outbound travel is increasing thanks to strong domestic economic growth and China Tourism Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The China tourism report looks at the expected trends across a range of key market indicators in this burgeoning Asia Pacific destination. Strong domestic economic growth is boosting both outbound travel and infrastructure investment, while at the same time inbound travel is increasing as China becomes more
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Canada renewable energy market forecast to be hindered by a lack of national policy framework Canada Renewables Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Our outlook for the Canadian renewables industry remains largely the same this quarter; however, we have slightly revised down our wind power forecasts to align more closely with released data from the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Canada certainly has substantial natural potential for renewable energy development,
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Canada metal production and consumption forecast to increase helped by the weaker Canadian dollar Canada Metals Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Domestic consumption and exports of Canadian metal products will be supported by both Canada´s positive fundamentals and the country´s exposure to a recovering US and Mexico. With much of Canada´s metal production exported, a weaker Canadian dollar against the US dollar will encourage refined exports. Therefore, we
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Canada defence market is expected to total investments of US$24.8Bn in 2013 Canada Defence and Security Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Since the end of the Cold War, Canada has remained one of the lowest spenders on defence in NATO in contrast to its larger neighbour to the south. The start of the decade saw Canada spend around US$21.2bn annually on defence. This increased to US$23.1bn
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Cambodia pharmaceuticals market expected to be valued at US$200Mn in 2013 Cambodia and Laos Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Cambodia will continue to underperform other pharmaceutical markets in the Asia Pacific region, given its low health and pharmaceutical expenditure as well as the rampant corruption in the country. We highlight that, given such a profile, the country will present more commercial benefits
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United States agribusiness industry is in the best financial condition in decades United States Agribusiness Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com By some measures, the US farm sector is in the best financial conditions in decades. Farm and cash income in real terms are near 30-year highs, while financial leverage is at 50-year lows. The sector is also recovering from the droughts of 2012, although the grain
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Bulgaria household expenditure forecast to report moderate growth to 2018 Bulgaria Retail Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com We forecast only modest growth in Bulgarian household spending to 2018. Although Bulgaria´s fairly immature retail market provides plenty of room for ´catch up´ growth, a lacklustre macroeconomic growth outlook and - more pertinently - serious demographic weakness impede a more positive growth forecast. While rising household incomes
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Bulgaria political instability dampening private investment in the freight industry Bulgaria Freight Transport Report 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Political instability in Bulgaria will continue to stifle private consumption and investment, weighing on headline growth through 2014 and proving detrimental to the country´s freight industry. Despite government expenditures and a positive contribution from net exports propping up economic activity, real GDP growth will reach just 0.5% and
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Bulgarian food consumption forecast to expand by 1.3% CAGR during the period 2013 to 2017 Bulgaria Food and Drink Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Political instability in Bulgaria will continue to stifle private consumption and investment, weighing on headline growth through 2014. Despite government expenditure and a positive contribution from net exports propping up economic activity, real GDP growth will reach just 0.5% and 1.5% in 2013 and 2014
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South Korea mobile market forecast to expand as penetration above 111% is reported in 2013 South Korea Telecommunications Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com South Korea is one of the most advanced markets in the world and is often used as a reference point to determine the direction of other developed markets. The rapid migration of subscribers from 3G to LTE shows the country to be at the forefront of
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Brazil oil and gas output forecast to rise to 3.9mm barrels per day by 2020 Brazil Oil and Gas Report Q1 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Brazil´s massive pre-salt fields, such as Lula, Iracema and Franco, suggest substantial growth potential over the long term, underpinning our view that crude, natural gas and other liquids output will rise from an estimated 2.3mn b/d in 2013 to 3.9mn barrels per day (b/d) by
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